Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Bahamas instead of French Polynesia, you would:


live 4.6 years less

In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Bahamas, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.


make 90.6% more money

French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Bahamas, the GDP per capita is $32,400 as of 2017.

be 53.7% less likely to be unemployed

In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Bahamas, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

be 52.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Bahamas, however, that number is 9.3% as of 2010.


be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In French Polynesia, approximately 4.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Bahamas, on the other hand, 10.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 16.9% more likely to have internet access

In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bahamas, about 85.0% do as of 2018.


see 40.3% more coastline

French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Bahamas, that number is 3,542 km.

Bahamas: At a glance

Bahamas is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 10,010 sq km. Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher COLUMBUS first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas has prospered through tourism, international banking, and investment management. Because of its location, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US and Europe, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.

How big is Bahamas compared to French Polynesia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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